Disney Pixar faces the wrath of the masses before the premiere of Lightyear. The Toy Story spin-off receives a boycott for homophobia.
the next movie of disney-pixar starring buzz lightyear it’s just the latest project to come under fire for LGBTQ+ representation. Whenever there is a gay romance in an animated film or a blockbuster, the anger of the masses floods social networks. The usual thing is that the ‘haters’ go to the IMDb website and rate the film with a single star. Even before it has been released to the general public, just for the sake of knowing that little detail.
Lightyear has suffered exactly that fate. The other day it became known that there would be a homosexual romance in the film. This caused the animated film to be censored in various countries in the Middle East. Now it has caused IMDb to receive what is known as ‘review-bombing’. An attack to lower your average grade on the Internet and that people who are not involved all day in this film information believe that it is a garbage movie. So they won’t go see her. Fortunately, the web has covered up the comments. However, the score is reflected as you will see:
“Those people are idiots,” declared Chris Evans
Chris Evanswho gives voice to the protagonist of Lightyearrecently stated in Reuters that he was against people who were offended by homosexual representation in film. “The truth is that these people are idiots,” said the former actor of Captain America in Marvel Studios. “There will always be people who are afraid and don’t realize it. Or try to hold on to what was before. But those people die, like the dinosaurs. I think the goal is to not pay attention to them, to move forward and embrace the growth that makes us human.”
In The Hollywood Reporterthe producer galyn suman recalled that Disney “fully supported” the idea of introducing Lightyear a gay couple. But “there was definitely a reluctance to have that kiss.” However, due to an open letter from Pixar employees about the on-screen portrayal, the kiss remained as we’ll see it in the movies.